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Grant awarded to help former International Paper workers

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A $823,755 grant has been awarded to help up to 1,100 former International Paper workers to obtain new jobs. A $823,755 grant has been awarded to help up to 1,100 former International Paper workers to obtain new jobs.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

A $823,755 grant has been awarded to help up to 1,100 former International Paper workers to obtain new jobs.

The company's Courtland mill shut down earlier this year, leaving workers from seven Alabama counties and one Tennessee county without jobs.

The money from a special National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will let the state boost assistance at Alabama Career Center offices in Sheffield and Decatur to help the former mill employees find new jobs.

"Anyone who has been laid off from a job, particularly a job they have held for a decade or more, knows the hardship faced by their families and their communities," Governor Robert Bentley said. "We remain committed to provide whatever resources possible to assist former International Paper employees to obtain new jobs and resume normal lives."

The career centers will provide former employees with job search and resume assistance, assessment and career counseling, relocation guidance, training referrals, workshop services and access to computers and the internet.

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